Indonesians face 100 strokes of cane if found guilty of gay sex
– April 10, 2017
Indonesians are to go on trial in an Islamic court for having gay sex and
could receive 100 strokes of the cane if found guilty, officials in the
conservative province of Aceh said, sparking calls from a rights group
for their release.
men in Indonesia's Aceh province face caning for gay sex
Press – April 8, 2017
Two men in Indonesia's conservative
Aceh province each face up to 100 strokes of the cane after neighbors reported
them to Islamic religious police for having gay sex.
suspected of being gay arrested in Aceh as Indonesians slam Sharia Law
Star News – April 7, 2017
Two men were arrested in
the Indonesian province of Aceh under the accusation they were gay and
in a relationship. Neighbours reported the two students who said they had
been acting "lovey-dovey" for about three months.
Jinayat provokes over-criminalization of LGBT people, venerable groups:
Post – April 1, 2017
The Institute for Criminal
Justice Reform (ICJR) has lambasted the Aceh administration's Islamic criminal
code bylaw, or Qanun Jinayat, saying it could potentially provoke discrimination
and over-criminalization of LGBT communities and other vulnerable groups.
caned for violating sharia in Aceh
Post – March 13, 2017
A prosecutor in Aceh province
has claimed that two Buddhists voluntarily chose to be punished under sharia
after being found guilty of gambling.
couple has been lashed for having sex outside of marriage in Indonesia
– March 11, 2017
A man and woman have been
publicly lashed in Indonesia's ultra-conservative Aceh region for allegedly
having sex outside of marriage.
Aceh authorities lash hundreds under sharia statutes
Rights Watch Dispatches – February 8, 2017
Authorities in Indonesia's
Aceh province imposed the Sharia, or Islamic law, punishment of multiple
lashes of a cane against 339 people in 2016, the first full-year of implementation
of Aceh's Sharia's Criminal Code since it went into effect in September
carried his body': Grim work at the heart of Aceh's killer quake as toll
Morning Herald – December 8, 2016
They are clearing a marketplace
in Meureudu which was flattened by the earthquake that struck Aceh on Wednesday
sharia bylaws debase RI's human rights record
Post – October 24, 2016
While President Joko "Jokowi"
Widodo has committed to improving the lives of women across the country,
including by ending violence against women and girls, those who live in
Aceh face an increased risk of all kinds of violence following the introduction
of a discriminative Islamic Criminal Code Bylaw (Qanun Jinayat) a year
flogs 13 young people for breaking its strict Islamic laws
France Presse – October 19, 2016
A young woman screamed in
pain as she was caned in front of a jeering crowd in Aceh, Indonesia, the
latest person to be punished after being found guilty of breaking the province's
strict Islamic laws.
governor hopefuls take Quran recitation test
Post – September 29, 2016
Six pairs of Aceh governor
and deputy governor hopefuls took a Quran recitation test on Wednesday
as one of the local requirements to compete in the 2017 election.